Chandigarh December 8- In a major relief to thousands of Group D employees, over 18000 of whom were recruited earlier this year on merit and without any interview, Haryana Government has reallocated their Departments and/or redesignated their posts. All the concerned Group D employees have been directed to join their duties against the re-allocated post in the Department/Office where posted immediately and in any case not later than three working days.

While stating this here today, an official spokesman said that they are being informed through SMS on this registered mobile phone number while all Administrative Secretaries, Heads of Departments, Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Commissioners have been directed to relieve the concerned Group D employees immediately.

It may be recalled that earlier in July this year the Chief Minister, Mr. Manohar Lal had decided to grant one time opportunity for change of the Department/post of newly recruited persons in Group D posts. The requests in this regard had come especially from those appointed to the posts of cook, cobbler, barber etc. and also from others posted in the offices far away from the their place of residence. Upon the direction of the Chief Minister, a dedicated web portal was created to deal with such requests. All willing candidates were directed to submit their request online for re-allocation of post or department on that portal and to indicate their options for change of post and/or department. The requests of total 3,412 employees for change of both post and department or either post or department had finally been accepted though an objective logic in the portal. The list of all these employees with the existing post/department and the post/department now allocated will now be made available at the website from December 9, 2019 onwards.

A total number of 4968 employees of various departments had registered their requests. Out of 58 applicants currently working as Barbers, 43 have succeeded in getting allocated another post of their choice. Out of 336 applicants who were previously allocated post of Cook, 252 have got allocated to different posts. Likewise, out of 257 applicants currently working as Malis, 166 candidates have successfully got allocated to some other posts.